Surprising facts about Hemingway you probably didn’t know

Although during his eventful life he was once reported dead while still alive, his actual death was not what it seemed originally.

Ernest Hemingway is a world-famous novelist and short-story writer, known for his economical and understated style which had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.

He went on to write seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction pieces and his outstanding and many-faceted personality left a mark in history.

Hemingway was renowned for novels like The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, which won the 1953 Pulitzer. In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize.

More curious facts about Ernest Hemingway:

  1. He played cello “Worse than anyone on earth.” But he later admitted the music lessons were useful to his writing.
  2. Small-time thief. Ernest once took a urinal home from his favorite bar and moved it into his home, arguing that he had “pissed away” so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it.
  3. Friend in Need. F. Scott Fitzgerald once asked Hemingway in a cafe toilet to look at naughty bits of the former and was assured of their “normal” size.
  4. A pretty popular cocktail has his name. It's known as Hemingway’s daikiri.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Judy Wilson
Very interesting story of a great writer. I’ve read several of his books and I found that once I opened the cover I couldn’t put the book down. I’d leave my chores for later and would have to scurry to get my chores done in time!
Apr 20, 2020 9:04PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Very interesting man, with all of his adventures. But he also endured alot of tragedies. But it's sad that it all got the best of him, in the end.
Feb 11, 2020 11:05AM
hector tubens
Interesting life and person.
Aug 12, 2019 7:49PM
Nancy Gardner
Pretty interesting life.
Jul 12, 2019 6:06PM
Lynne Cage
Wow 😮 A very interesting & busy life
May 9, 2019 1:10AM
Jan Mohamed Shaikh
Sad untimely End to the life of this prolific writer !!!!!!!!
Jan 25, 2019 9:33AM
Amy Miller
Daiquiri not daikiri
Jan 2, 2019 5:01PM
Rafi Manory
What about his left tendencies?
Aug 28, 2018 11:38PM
kathryn Cutler
Every interesting, crazy chap..loved fun and games.
Jul 17, 2018 8:21AM
Evelina Lucilla Detry de Robles
Iloved it!
Jun 6, 2018 6:55PM
Linda Spreng
Interesting, but he was a bit off-center.
Apr 30, 2018 8:07PM
Mark Ann Dubaz
Thank you Beatrix Vangor. That was an enjoyable read.
Apr 27, 2018 9:36PM
Interesting trivia
Feb 4, 2018 6:05PM
The idol of Oak Park High, at least when I was there.
Jan 14, 2018 1:06AM
I just knew that he wrote books that are not to my liking and that he loved cats. I think that most everyone has heard of the Hemingway cats that are still a part of his old home.
Jan 5, 2018 7:24PM

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